October - Reflection

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October has been a busy month filled with service day planning, additional advisor training, and WSCC's very first Homecoming. The AmeriCorps College Guides have all been working hard to make our second Service Day as successful as the first. With the Make a Difference Day EVE Benefit Dance kicking off the Homecoming week on Saturday, October 22nd, I worked very hard to make sure the event was publicized to the campus as well as the community. This event was a great opportunity for us as it allowed the OCG's a chance to partner more with WSCC based groups. We worked very closely with the WSCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, as well as the One Step Ahead Group.

Not only did we have numerous people in attendance at the dance, we were also able to hold a site drive at the local Walmart where we gave out purple ribbons to raise awareness of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the needs of our local women's shelter. The amount that we received in donations, the community response, and the number of volunteers we recruited are all evidence of the impact this event had on the community.

The success of our service day events over the last two months has really encouraged me to aim big. I love that people have been so supportive and I only hope this engagement from the community will continue to grow over the coming years.

Apart from service day planning, I have also been preparing to begin my first term of advising and registering students! I am very excited to begin working with our PSEO students on building class schedules that will not only get them through their high school requirements, but will also help shape their plans for further education. I had my first couple appointments on October 31st which went very well! Working with students in this capacity is something I truly love! Though my schedule throughout November becomes much fuller with appointments as the days progress, it is something that I am greatly looking forward to. I have no doubt that November will be over before I know it!


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